Reviews & Achievements

2003 Elysium Limited Release Verdelho

“The vigneron at Elysium Vineyard in the Hunter Valley has every right to be proud of her new vintage Verdelho. It is a fresh and vibrant wine, with none of the dreaded coarseness or alcoholic hotness that can so often spoil this variety. The nose, with its tones of lemon zest and fresh apple, is inviting. And the palate, which is both structured and balanced, tastes of fresh fruit salad.

There is a hint of grassiness, which improves rather than detracts from the wine and the finish is crisp and clean. A classy partner to a long, lazy lunch, though perfectly delightful served alone”

Review by Toni Paterson, Master of Wine.

REVIEW OF 2005 ELYSIUM IN “WINE:WHAT TO DRINK 2006”

“Elysium is a small producer in the Hunter Valley with a passion for Verdelho. Their latest release is a stylish wine with lots of focused fruit and excellent depth of flavour.

The nose is fresh and inviting and the palate is just brimming with stone fruit flavours. It has lovely balanced acidity and some attractive spice. This is a perfect lunch wine as it has good flavour without being too heavy. If you are looking for a lesser-known wine, this is a good wine to try.”

Review by Toni Paterson, Master of Wine.

REVIEW OF ELYSIUM VINEYARD

“The Broke Fordwich sub-region of the Hunter Valley has defined itself for producing age-worthy white wines. Victoria Foster, at Elysium Vineyard in Fordwich, has pioneered aromatic and linear Verdelho,  following in the footsteps of Hunter Wine Legend John Tulloch. Look no further for spine-tingling, thirst quenching Verdelho from an old vine, dry grown, 2 acre block”.
 
Ben Moechtar – Director
The Certified Sommelier, Wine Judge and Wine Journalist

2005 ELYSIUM WAS NAMED ONE OF THE TOP THREE VERDELHOS IN AUSTRALIA BY THE AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND WINE INDUSTRY JOURNAL, OCTOBER 2007

James Halliday awarded Elysium 4.5 stars in his 2005 Wine Companion.

Leading Australian wine writer Huon Hooke described Elysium Verdelho as “consistently successful” (Good Living, September 2001)

Lindy Milan OAM, described it as the “best verdelho in the Hunter Valley” in April 2003.

The wines have a very strong Show history, and the 1999 vintage was awarded a Gold medal at the 2003 Hunter Valley Wine Show.

The 2012 vintage won an award from the French Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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